Is the rank Command Sergeant Major 1 a high rank in the navy?
Which Navy did you have in mind? There is no such rank in the US Navy. Command Sergeant Major is a high enlisted rank in the US Army, and denotes the senior NCO of whatever unit or element they hold the position in (it can be anywhere from Battalion to Army level).
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In the US Army, the next rank above Staff Sergeant would be Sergeant First Class, followed by Master Sergeant and First Sergeant (both grade E8), then by Sergeant Major and Command Sergeant Major (both grade E9). Sergeant Major of the Army is the seniormost noncommissioned officer rank in the US Arm…y. In the US Marine Corps, the next rank above Staff Sergeant (E6) would be Gunnery Sergeant (E7), followed by Master Sergeant and First Sergeant (E8), Master Gunnery Sergeant and Sergeant Major (E9), then Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. Unlike other military branches of the US Armed Forces, where Staff Sergeant is pay grade E6, Staff Sergeant in the Air Force is pay grade E5 - equivalent to a Sergeant in the Army or Marine Corps. It is followed by Technical Sergeant (E6), Master Sergeant (E7), Senior Master Sergeant (E8), Chief Master Sergeant and Command Chief Master Sergeant (E9), and, finally, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, who - like the Sergeant Major of the Army and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps - is the most senior noncommissioned officer in the entire branch. The British, Commonwealth, and some European forces end their enlisted ranks at Staff Sergeant (or equivalent), and rate enlisted personnel senior to Staff/Colour Sergeants as Warrant Officers. ( Full Answer )
AN indicates the rank of airman or E-3 in the field of aviation. not to be confused with the us airforce's use of the term airman to describe all of their personnell
The U.S. Navy's rank structure is made up of 3 primary groups, withvariations on each: Enlisted - The enlisted community form thebackbone of the Navy, and are responsible for performing most ofthe shipboard or base operations on a daily basis. Enlisted sailorsare technical specialists in their fi…elds, and it is the primaryfunction of senior enlisted sailors to help train junior officers,as well as to lead and train junior enlisted sailors. Warrant Officer - Warrant Officers arecommissioned officers with a focus on a specific technical area notcovered by regular commissioned line officers, who have a broaderbased focus concerning operations. They are typically seniorenlisted sailors who have received commissions. Their rank insigniashows their specialty. Commissioned Officers - Commissioned Officers fallinto 3 groups: Unrestricted Line, Restricted Line, and Staff Corps.Unrestricted Line Officers are the ones who command and lead combatunits. Restricted Line Officers are those who perform specificfunctions within those commands, e.g., Engineers. Staff CorpsOfficers are those in other specialty areas - Chaplain Corps,Medical, Supply, etc. ENLISTED RANKS For the first 3 ranks, the designation is based on the sailor'sarea of training (strikers); regular operations, engineering, oraviation. At E-4 (Petty Officer 3rd Class, the Navy'sNon-Commissioned Officer ranks), the individual rate specialty isdesignated on their rank insignia. The following information ispresented as paygrade, rank, and insignia, from lowest to highest: Strikers Strikers are sailors who haven't chosen a specific career path, butare in one of 3 technical disciplines - Seaman, Fireman(Engineering Rates), and Airman (Aviation Rates). The stripes areWhite, Red, and Green respectively. E-1 - Seaman/Fireman/Airman Recruit (SR, FR, AR) -1 stripe E-2 - Seaman/Fireman/Airman Apprentice (SA, FA,AA) - 2 stripes E-3 - Seaman/Fireman/Airman (SN, FN, AN)- 3stripes Non-Commissioned Officers (Petty Officers) E-4 - Petty Officer 3rd Class - 1 Chevron E-5 - Petty Officer 2nd Class - 2 Chevrons E-6 - Petty Officer 1st Class - 3 Chevrons E-7 - Chief Petty Officer - 3 Chevrons w/cap E-8 - Senior Chief Petty Officer - 3 Chevronsw/cap, 1 silver star E-9 - Master Chief Petty Officer - 3 Chevronsw/cap, 2 silver stars The ranks of Command Master Chief, Force Master Chief or MasterChief Petty Officer of the Navy still hold the paygrade of E-9;however, their positions entitle them to distinguishing rankinsignia above other E-9's. The standard insignia for a MasterChief is 3 Chevrons w/cap, 2 silver stars, with a small ratingbadge as part of the overall insignia. For Command Master Chief,the rating insignia is replaced with one large silver star inaddition to the standard 2 small silver stars of the rank; ForceMaster Chief, 1 large gold star and 2 small gold stars; and MasterChief Petty Officer of the Navy, 1 large gold star and 3 small goldstars. The designation is presented as rate and rank, with any warfaredesignation afterward. For example, my rate/rank/warfaredesignation was STS1/SS, which stands for Sonar Technician(Submarines) First Class, Submersible Ships (Submarine WarfareQualified). For Recruits and Strikers, their stripes indicate the area they'retraining in: White for regular sailors, Red for Engineering rates,Green for Aviation rates. For Petty Officers, Chevrons and 4-year hash marks red (red, wornon blues, and blue, worn on whites, worn on the left sleeve) untilthe sailor achieves 12 consecutive years of Good Conduct, at whichpoint they are entitled to gold chevrons and gold sleeve stripes (4years for each stripe). CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER RANKS Chief Warrant Officers are taken from the senior enlisted ranks,and are members who have completed the CWO program. After acceptinga commission, they serve in their particular technical specialty,unlike commissioned line officers. W-2 - Chief Warrant Officer 2 - Black Epaulet withtechnical specialty insignia, 2 vertical gold bars over blue field. W-3 - Chief Warrant Officer 3 - Black Epaulet withtechnical specialty insignia, 3 vertical gold bars over blue field. W-4 - Chief Warrant Officer 4 - Black Epaulet withtechnical specialty insignia, 2 horizontal gold bars over bluefield. W-5 - Chief Warrant Officer 5 - Black Epaulet withtechnical specialty insignia, 4 horizontal gold bars over bluefield. COMMISSIONED OFFICER RANKS O-1 - Ensign - Black Epaulet w/ 1 gold star and 1"gold stripe O-2 - Lieutenant (Junior Grade (Lt.(JG)) - BlackEpaulet w/ 1 gold star, one 1" gold stripe, and one 1/2" goldstripe. O-3 - Lieutenant - Black Epaulet w/ 1 gold star,two 1" gold stripes. O-4 - Lieutenant Commander - Black Epaulet w/ 1gold star, two 1" gold stripes, and one 1/2" gold stripe. O-5 - Commander - Black Epaulet w/ 1 gold star,three 1" gold stripes. O-6 - Captain - Black Epaulet w/ 1 gold star, 4 1"gold stripes. O-7 - Rear Admiral (Lower Half) - Gold Epaulet w/1 silver star. O-8 - Rear Admiral - Gold Epaulet w/ 2 silverstars. O-9 - Vice Admiral - Gold Epaulet w/ 3 silverstars. O-10 - Admiral - Gold Epaulet w/ 4 silver stars. O-11 - Fleet Admiral - Gold Epaulet w/ 5 silverstars (currently inactive) Line Officers have fouled anchor insignia (Admirals) or stars/goldrank bars on their epaulets, while Staff Corps Officers will havetheir specialty insignia on their epaulet instead, e.g., a goldcaduceus on a Medical Officer's epaulet along with rank bars. The 4-Star rank of Admiral is actually an appointed rank that comeswith the position of appointment. Admirals considered for 4-Starpositions are nominated by the President and confirmed by theSenate. For example, the Chief of Naval Operations and Vice Chiefof Naval Operations are both 4-Star ranks, but after they leave,they revert to their previous rank. For retirement pay purposesthough, they receive the rate of their highest rank. The reason that 4-Star Admirals revert to their previous ranks isthat by law, there is a specific cap limit on how many Admiralsthere can be, and that number is 216. Of those, only 16.3% can beof 2-Star rank, and of that percentage, only 25% can hold 4-Starrank positions. This equates to 9 Admirals. The 4-Star position includes the Coast Guard, Public Health ServiceCommissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps for cap limitpurposes. By law, several positions are reserved for 4-StarAdmirals: Chief of Naval Operations Vice Chief of Naval Operations Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion (NavalReactors) Commandant of the Coast Guard Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (ifappoin ted) Some positions, however, don't count toward the limit - e.g.,Director of Central Intelligence, Joint Command (Supreme AlliedCommander, Europe, etc.). Of course in time of war or emergency thePresident can waive the cap rules. The 5-Star rank of Fleet Admiral is a ceremonial one, and hasn'tbeen held for about 44 years. The rank is held until the persondies - the last one to hold the position was Fleet Admiral ChesterW. Nimitz, who died in February 1966. Please see the related links to the U.S. Navy website for furtherinformation. ( Full Answer )
All information gleaned from the following website: www.history.navy.mil/trivia/triv4-5m.htm. Originally the King was the ultimate commander in times of war. He appointed Captains to run the wars. They were termed " Captain Generals" to denoted their rank of head of the war effort in an overall or …"general" sphere of operations. If the Captain Generals had too much on their plate, they appoint assistants or Lieutenants. They took the name Lieutenant Generals. The suppley and administration of small units were usually done by the Sergeant Major, sooo when the Captain General needed some good admin guys he appointed men as Sergeant Major Generals. Colonels ran Regiments. When there were too many Regiments for the existing Generals to have effective control , they created Brigades who were then commanded by Brigadiers General. Over the years as the scope and specifics of the various duties changed, the prefixes were many times dropped, so we had Generals, Lieutenant Generals Major Generals and Brigadier Generals. ( Full Answer )
After the ranks of Sergeant Major come the commissioned officers, the first one being 2nd Lieutenant.
Lieutenant is a higher rank then Sergeant. The Lieutenant is a Commissioned Officer and the Sergeant is the Non-Commissioned Officer.
In the Army, a Command Sergeant Major is addressed as "Sergeant Major". In the Marine Corps, a Command Sergeant Major is addressed by his full rank.
For Officers the ranks are: . Admiral of the Fleet . Admiral . Vice Admiral . Rear Admiral and Commodore 1st Class . Commodore . Captain . Commander . Lieutenant .
In the U.S. Army, the rank below Sergeant is either Corporal or Specialist. Corporals have leadership responsibilities, and specialists have skill responsibilities with fewer leadership tasks. In the Air Force the rank below sergeant is Senior Airman, and in the Marine Corps it is a Corporal. In th…e American Army, a sergeant was the 3rd rank in promotion and wore 3 stripes. However, "sergeant" can be a generic term for any non-commissioned officer above 3 stripes. Each rank above sergeant has the word "sergeant" in its rank title, such as "Sergeant Major", etc. ( Full Answer )
The abbreviation for a Command Sergeant Major is CSM. The military tends to keep it simple if not traditional.
A Marine SSgt.. Three chevron pointing up one rocker on the bottom and crossed rifles in the middle.
The proper way to address any officer is "Sir" or "Ma'am", or by officer title (Captain, Commander, Lieutenant, etc., depending on if it's a male or female officer, or by simple eye contact to acknowledge respect. All active duty enlisted men or women, regardless of rank, salutes any officer, reg…ardless of rank, first and holds that salute until acknowledged. ( Full Answer )
Alvin York promoted to the rank of sergeant Alvin York was raised in Tennessee and was thought how to use a rifle gun. On October 1918,York was among a patrol of 17 men set out to stop the German machine guns keeping Americans from moving straight or forward. Alone, York treated fire with Germans…, for a German rifle gun. He shot accurately and then the German major said don't shoot anymore!. Then he was given the medal of honer and was promoted the rank of sergeant. ( Full Answer )
The rank of Commodore isn't an actual Navy rank in modern times, and hasn't been since the days of sailing vessels. It's an honorary title, usually given to a senior Navy Captain in charge of a Squadron of Ships or Submarines. Given that Squadron unit commands are commanded by either Captains or …Commanders, the title is given to the Squadron Commander as a way of distinguishing him/her as the Senior officer in command. This applies whether or not there are Captains in the Squadron who are actually senior in rank (though that rarely occurs). ( Full Answer )
"Drivers" in the US Navy carry any and all ranks. Consider also that there are drivers for all types of equipment, and each has his own rating in the Navy. Rank has little to do with rating, MOS, or jobs in the military.
It varies between uniforms. On the formal uniforms (Class A, Dress Blues), the rank insignia (three chevrons pointing upwards) is worn mid-sleeve on either side. If the trench coat is worn with this uniform, then metallic pin-on rank insignia is worn on the collar points. On the Class B uniform (d…ress uniform with either short sleeve button up shirt or long sleeve button up shirt), the rank insignia is sewn into black shoulder boards which are worn on the epaulets. On the phased out Battle Dress Uniform (BDUs) and Desert Combat Uniform (DCUs), the rank insignia was worn on the collar points, and could either be sewn on fabric insignia, or pin-on fabric insignia. On the Army Combat Uniform (which replaced the BDUs and DCUs), the rank insignia is fabric - black chevrons sewn onto an olive background. This is velcro backed, and is affixed to a velcro tab on the front of the ACU top. Enlisted personnel do not wear rank on the beret, but, on the patrol cap and kevlar helmet, it is worn on the front, either in sewn on fabric form, or pin on metallic form. ( Full Answer )
A captain (officer) outranks a sergeant major (non-commissioned officer), but sometimes a sergeant major, especially if he or she is a Command Sergeant Major, may have more duty responsibilities.
Commissioned officers and noncommissioned officers are in entirely different classes, altogether. In the US military, a Warrant Officer might be considered something of an intermediate between the two, but, generally speaking, comparing the two is like comparing apples and oranges.
It's Sergeant Major of the Army, not Command Sergeant Major of the Army. The post is currently occupied by SMA Kenneth Preston, who has held the post since 2004.
There is no such thing as a C1 rank in the Navy, Marines, Army or Air Force. The only rank listings are E-1 to E-9, W-1 to W-5, and O-1 to O-10. Then there's the General of the Army, General of the Air Force, and the Fleet Admiral, but they are reserved for wartime only. To find what you may be loo…king for go to: http://www.d8cr.org/militaryranks.htm ( Full Answer )
They meet the requirements for promotion. They have to do their job well enough to be recommended for promotion. They have to have completed the appropriate course work. They have to appear before the promotion board, either in person, or via their service record. And they have to take a promoti…on test and be in a certain percentile at the top.. ( Full Answer )
The lozenge is simply a device to differentiate a First Sergeant from a Master Sergeant, Sergeant Major, etc.
Yes and no. Sergeant Major is a position, not a rank, but it is always held by an E-9 enlisted man. A Warrant Officer was enlisted, but is now an officer. He ranks below the most junior commissioned officer but above the most senior enlisted.
2 is the rank of the sailor, indicating that they are a 2nd Class Petty Officer, an E-5. CM is the specialty of Construction Mechanic. Normally they are assigned to a Construction Battalion and work on heavy machinery, such as bulldozers..
You could go in as an Ensign, if you wished to go the officer route.
No, there is no such rank in the US Navy. There is a Vice Admiral ranking. And the assistant to the commanding officer of a vessel is called the Executive Officer..
From highest to lowest: . General . Colonel . Major . Captain . Lieutenant . Sergeant . Corporal . Private
Sergeant Major is, but I'm unaware of any military which refers to it as "Major Sergeant".
There is no Specialist Eighth Class in the US Army or Marines. Most specialist ranks were phased out in the 1980's. Specialist Fourth Class (Spec 4), paygrade E-4 is still awarded in the US Army for some MOS's.
In the US Army, there's two ranks - Specialist, and Corporal. In the US Marines, it's just Corporal. The Specialist rank in the Army is not an NCO rank, whereas Corporal is.
No a Sgt is concerned a non-commissioned member of the army. A sgt is an average rank of a typical solider level, where a general is the highest rank in the army. There are several types of Sgt's in the US army - but never is any Sgt rank higher than a General.
Lieutenant Colonel, also for Marine Corp and Air Force. The equivalent ranks are: Army / Marines / Air Force - Lt. Colonel (Silver Oak Leaf) Navy / Coast Guard - Commander (Silver Oak Leaf) Both pay grades are O-5.
There is no such thing as ITN in the Navy. There is IT which is Information Systems Technician. The 3 is their Rank, which would be 3rd class.
Your question is a bit vague. Assuming you're referring to the basic Sergeant rank (E5), you could be looking at a number of things. Someone who is only an E5 after 20 years of service... they either weren't a particularly great NCO, or they might have gotten into a career field with a low turnover …rate which denied them the opportunities for promotion that career fields with high turnover rates might have provided, or they may have simply been overlooked (it happens sometimes). If you're referring to someone who has held the rank of Sergeant for 20 years, you'd almost certainly be looking at someone in a reserve component (Army Reserve or National Guard). ( Full Answer )
In the most unlikely situation, it could happen. By which, I mean a situation like this: the remainder of the battalion is wiped out, and every officer is killed (or else the surviving officers are just cherry Lieutenants). CSM is a battlion level or higher NCO grade. If you're joining the military,… don't anticipate seeing a CSM in any position other than that of a CSM. ( Full Answer )
Major (US Army, USAF, USMC) and Lieutenant Commander (US Navy, US Coast Guard and other uniformed services that use the Navy ranking system) are absolutely equivalent ranks . They are NOT subordinate to each other by the virtue of the rank alone. Although, there is a subtle difference. While L…ieutenant Commander is the Navy's first commissioned officer to be selected by the board, he/she is considered a Junior Officer due to the origin of the rank's name, as "Lieutenant, Commanding." This is demonstrated by the fact that Lieutenant Commanders do not wear the gold embellishment on their combination covers and visors, whereas Majors wear the appropriate covers of field grade officers (e.g. Lieutenant Colonel, Commander, Colonel, Navy Captain.) ( Full Answer )
Three stripes/chevrons. In the US Army and Marine Corps, those three chevrons point upwards. In the Air Force, chevrons curve downwards (the Air Force has a very different rank system).
16th Century Europe, but in the U.S. the first official U.S. use of the term was in 1776, when a sergeant major was appointed to the headquarters of each infantry battalion of the Continental Army.
The rank of Warrant Officer 1 (WO1 (W1) was discontinued by the Navy in 1975. The reason was that senior enlisted personnel would actually lose money on their payscale when promoted to WO1, leaving not much of an incentive to advance to the CWO ranks. The Navy now commissions all its CWO beginnin…g with CWO2, and the pay scales have also caught up so that when retiring, it's more than your prior senior enlisted pay would've been. ( Full Answer )
Neither. A Tech 5 was equivalent in pay to a Sergeant, but did not have a Sergeant's authority. The rank was done away with when it was replaced by the Specialist ranks, and there is currently no Tech 5/ Spec 5 rank - all Specialist ranks except for Specialist 4 have been done away with.
Commander is a rank exclusive to the Navy and Coast Guard, whereas Major is used by the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Commander is pay grade O-5, which is equivalent to a Lieutenant Colonel in the other branches. Major is pay grade O-4, and is one rank lower.
No, not as such, but the Royal Marines (part of the Naval Service) use Army ranks, so there are RM Majors.
E-5 is Sergeant and E-7 is Gunnery (USMC) Staff is E-6. look for e-6 equivalent in whatever branch you need.
Go to the E5 promotion board and pass it. Have the necessary amount of points for promotion to E5. Included in the points count are your PT score, rifle qualification score, any skill badges you've earned, any correspondence courses you've done, any higher education you've done (whether during or pr…ior to enlistment), any military schools you've attended and completed, etc. If you're in an MOS such as Infantry, where points for E5 are traditionally low, this isn't so hard to do. If you're in an MOS which isn't as fortunate, you'll have to be diligent about taking correspondence courses and such in order to make points. When I got pinned E5 as a 91B (which was Combat Medic under the old system, prior to the reorganization which came about from 2001 - 2004), the 11Bs only needed 320 points... I needed considerably more. I even had to take the same Combat Lifesaver Course which I taught to the battalion for the sake of making points, and going through and completing EIB testing (for which the points were counted, but I wasn't allowed to wear it, as I wasn't 11B, plus I already had an EFMB). You do what you have to for the sake of making points. ( Full Answer )
Any military demotion would have to be accomplished through an administrative disciplinary action or a courts martial. These are under the purview of the command the individual is attached to. The unit commanding officer or his designee could perform these actions, and as for rank, a commanding offi…cer could be almost any officer rank, depending on the type of unit. This, of course, is only in the case of a E-5 or E-6. An E-7 or higher would require a brigade level or higher Courts Marshall. ( Full Answer )
Technically, yes - but a Captain wouldn't dare try barking orders at the Sergeant Major of the Army.
There is a Command Sergeant Major rank in the US Army and US MarineCorps. There is no "Command Sergeant Major Leader" rank, however.
Sergeant is a rank; "commissary" is a building or a function. The commissary building is the military equivalent of a grocery store, while the "commissary" function is to provide supplies to the troops. So, one of the mid-level people in the supply department might be a "commissary sergeant".
It's Sergeant Major of the Army (there is no "Command" in thetitle), and the post is currently held by SMA Raymond F. Chandler.
a sergeant first class with 10-15 years in the army, is a keyassistant and advisor to the